Chef Resume Example

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The following is a resume example for an executive chef. This resume includes both professional experience and education.

While this job seeker details his successes in his experience as a chef, he only briefly mentions his other, earlier restaurant experience (such as being a waiter and a busser). This is a great way to note all of your related experience while only highlighting the most significant achievements.

Chef Resume Example

Joanne Corn
12345 Ghost St, Somewhere City, AR 77777
c: 554-112-3330

Professional Experience

Executive Chef / Manager
The Sunnyvale, Somewhere City, AR (20XX-Present)

  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, scheduling, and managing all 52 restaurant staff members.
  • Maintained relationships and managed expenses with reputable food purveyors.
  • Designed, developed and executed menus, quality control, and seasonal specials.
  • Planned and arranged dinners, luncheons, and receptions for up to 200 people daily.
  • Received award for Best After-Work Restaurant by Somewhere City Magazine in 20XX and 20XX.

Georgina's Bistro, Somewhere City, AR (20XX-20XX)

  • Created recipes for menu items and daily specials, with emphasis on classic French cuisine.
  • Created award-winning salmon dish that is now one of the top three most popular dinner items on the menu.
  • Assisted in hiring and scheduling all sous chefs.
  • Developed presentation and garnishment.

Sous Chef
Reg's Pittsburgh Steakhouse, Pittsburgh, PA (20XX-20XX)

  • Assisted with menu development, including daily specials and new menu items.
  • Developed presentation and garnishment.
  • Assist in preparing menus for corporate events, birthday parties, and other in-house occasions.
  • Supervise seven student workers.

Various Positions
Lillian's Restaurant, Pittsburgh, PA (Summers 19XX-20XX)

  • Bus person, wait staff, food prep, and cook positions


Culinary Institute of Pennsylvania
AAS, Culinary Arts

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